Socio-economic statistics for Oadby, Leicestershire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Oadby in Oadby and Wigston from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Oadby older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Oadby and Oadby and Wigston? Is Oadby an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Oadby Health Statistics

Oadby St Peter's has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Oadby St Peter's 42.87% 35.68% 15.49% 4.5% 1.45%
Oadby and Wigston 46.01% 35.92% 13.27% 3.76% 1.05%
East Midlands 46.25% 34.83% 13.58% 4.16% 1.19%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Oadby and Wigston changed since 2011?

Oadby and Wigston residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.12% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.19% 36.62% 13.4% 3.71% 1.09%
2021 46.01% 35.92% 13.27% 3.76% 1.05%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Oadby & Oadby and Wigston Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Oadby in the Oadby and Wigston local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Oadby St Peter's 76.49% 23.51%
Oadby and Wigston 80.64% 19.36%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Oadby compared to other wards in Oadby and Wigston

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Oadby Uplands 66.5% 33.5%
2 Oadby Woodlands 67.7% 32.3%
3 Oadby Brocks Hill 69.53% 30.47%
4 Oadby Grange 70.15% 29.85%
5 Oadby St Peter's 76.49% 23.51%
6 Wigston Fields 83.56% 16.44%
7 Wigston St Wolstan's 85.12% 14.88%
8 Wigston Meadowcourt 89.48% 10.52%
9 South Wigston 90.49% 9.51%
10 Wigston All Saints 92.36% 7.64%
'; Oadby is ranked 5 out of 10 wards in Oadby and Wigston for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Oadby Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Oadby St Peter's.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

How many residents own or rent their home in Oadby and Oadby and Wigston

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Oadby either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 62.95 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 37.05 of Oadby residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Oadby St Peter's 62.95% 37.05%
Oadby and Wigston 75.23% 24.77%
East Midlands 65.47% 34.53%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Oadby has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Oadby compared to other wards in Oadby and Wigston

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Oadby Brocks Hill 86.09% 13.91%
2 Wigston St Wolstan's 83.14% 16.86%
3 Oadby Uplands 82.44% 17.56%
4 Oadby Woodlands 80.95% 19.05%
5 Oadby Grange 80.04% 19.96%
6 Wigston Meadowcourt 77.46% 22.54%
7 Wigston All Saints 76.65% 23.35%
8 Wigston Fields 72.45% 27.55%
9 South Wigston 63.05% 36.95%
10 Oadby St Peter's 62.95% 37.05%
Oadby is ranked 10 out of 10 wards in Oadby and Wigston for the percentage of home owners.

Oadby Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Oadby and Wigston.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Oadby and Wigston 2.5% -0.2%
East Midlands 3.4% -0.2%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Oadby on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Oadby.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 48.71%
In Part-Time Work 30.17%
Unemployed 4.56%
69.83% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Oadby

Oadby Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Oadby residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Oadby to the national average for England.
Level Oadby St Peter's England
No Qualifications 20.94% 18.08%
Level 1 9.96% 9.69%
Level 2 12.72% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.47% 5.32%
Level 3 13.37% 16.92%
Level 4 35.04% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Oadby?

The largest employment sector in Oadby is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 24.52%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.05%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 11.31%
Elementary Occupations 9.19%
Skilled Trades 8.92%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.81%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.59%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.36%

What is the population of Oadby and Oadby and Wigston?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Oadby and Wigston including Oadby. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Oadby Brocks Hill 4173
Oadby Grange 6126
Oadby St Peter's 4584
Oadby Uplands 4527
Oadby Woodlands 4928
South Wigston 8029
Wigston All Saints 5681
Wigston Fields 6720
Wigston Meadowcourt 6006
Wigston St Wolstan's 6539
Oadby and Wigston Total 57313



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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